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Rose Lavelle

School

Wisconsin

Position
Midfielder
Major
Sociology

Classroom

Rose Lavelle balances a full class load while accomplishing many achievements in her soccer career. She is currently majoring in sociology at Wisconsin.

Character

Lavelle is the team captain and leader both on and off the field. She is the clown and entertainer of the group. Teammates constantly remark that she is one of the best players with whom they have ever competed. As captain she helps lead the team and organize them regarding what they need to be doing and where they need to be. Lavelle has embraced responsibility as a leader on the field, keeping the morale and directing players where they need to be serving as an important voice on the field. She remains extremely humble and always credits team despite being ranked No. 1 player in the country and having played with the U.S. She’s quick to say she would rather give an assist or help someone else score rather than get the glory and is focused on team success. She has been noted for her amusing Twitter feed and the famous relationship between her and her dog, Wilma, who has become a campus celebrity.

Community

Lavelle has participated in many community service events with the Badgers Give Back program. She has been extremely involved with Wish Upon A Badger Experience with Women’s Soccer, Thank-A-Thon, Youth Soccer Clinics and Make Bo Pay.

Competition

This preseason, Lavelle was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list, ranked as the No. 1 player in the country by Top Drawer Soccer and given Big Ten Preseason honors. Some of her accolades throughout her career include being a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, NSCAA first-team All-American, NSCAA second-team All-American, NSCAA All-Great Lakes First Team (2014, 2015) and NSCAA All-Great Lakes Third Team (2013). Lavelle’s Big 10 accomplishments include 2015 Big Ten Midfielder of the Year, 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, first-team All-Big Ten (2013, 2014, 2015), All-Big Ten Freshman Team (2013) and Big Ten Freshman of the Week. Lavelle was called up to train and participate with the full U.S. Women’s National Team for the final four matches of its Victory Tour in December of 2015. She trained with the full U.S. Women’s National Team prior to its friendly against Ireland in January 2016. She also was called up to training camp with the U.S. U-23 WNT in Charlottesville, Va., in May 2016. Lavelle was awarded the Golden Ball at the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship, given to tournament’s top player. She was finalist for 2014 U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year and helped lead the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team to win the 2015 Four Nations Tournament. A list of her other accolades include Soccer America Preseason All-America Team (2014) and being ranked No. 2 player in college soccer by Top Drawer Soccer in 2015.